Christiansen, Hofer Recipients of Behrens Scholarship Awards

SIOUX FALLS – Augustana nursing majors Whitney Hofer and Rachel Christiansen have been named winners of 2008 Dr. Jeff Behrens Scholarship Awards.

The awards honor the memory of Dr. Jeff Behrens, who was a driving force behind the orthopedic excellence of Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria.

Their primary educational emphasis is either pre-medical or vocational in the areas of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other healthcare profession or occupation.

One who exhibits the attributes of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.

One who is active in athletics at their respective college or university.

Hofer, a senior from Hartford, S.D., is a returning starter on the Augustana women’s basketball team. She is the daughter of Teresa and Mark Hofer.

Christiansen, a junior from Slayton, Minn., is a member of the women’s track team. She is the daughter of Bonnie and Brian Christiansen.

In the photo, Christiansen is show at left with Hofer and Kevin Lampe, Vice President of Sanford USD Medical Center.

Bruce Conley
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